Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Torture Gate

I really think this is the turd that is going to stick on the Bush Administration. They have been trying to wash the stink off, but they haven't figured out that taking a bath in the toilet just doesn't get you clean.

Some examples in the news:

Congress recently figured out that the copy of the Taguba report given to them was 2000 pages short of the entire report. The Pentagon doesn't seem to want to forward the entire report. Hmm, I wonder what might be in those 2000 pages.

And the General previously in charge of Abu Gharaib is coming out publicly saying that she is being scapegoated in this affair.

Molly Ivins weighs in with her insightful charm:

When in the future you find yourself wondering, "Whatever happened to the Constitution?," you will want to go back and look at June 8, 2004.


America put out an annual report on human rights abuses? We're a laughingstock! I suggest a special commission headed by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to dig out everyone responsible -- root and branch.

If the lawyers don't cooperate, perhaps we should try stripping them and dunking their heads under water until they think they're drowning, and see if that helps.

And I think it is time for citizens to take some responsibility as well.
Is this what we have come to? Is this what we want our government to do for us?

Oh, and by the way, to my fellow political commentators who keep repeating that Bush is having a wonderful week: Why don't you think about what you stand for?

Moreover, the Administration and their supporters seem to support the concept that not only is torture legal, it is the American way. And as John C. Yoo (Ashcroft flunkie) says in his editorial, if the American public doesn't like it, they can vote for regime change. Amen brother.